16 Feb '12, 12pm

New Study: EV More Polluting than Petrol??! Not So Fast…

I believe this “story” is just as deceiving as the original it attempts to debunk. The issue is not the existing mix of electricity generation sources. The issue is where will we get the new sources of electricity that will most likely double or triple our current demand as electric vehicles (EV’s) are adopted by the majority? It’s fantastic to say that North America “only” has 43% of it’s electricity produced from coal. However, where will we get more electricity, as electric cars begin to overbuden the existing grid? Hyrdro-electric? I’ll go out on a limb and say that any favorable location for hydro-electric generation has been discovered and exploited by now. Wind? Are you, as a consumer, going to accept the fact that you can’t charge your car on days where the wind dies down? Considering human nature and our current culture of entitlement, I’d say that is unlikely. Ge...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/16/new-study-ev-more-pol...

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